Entries by ANCR

Sector Transformation

For decades, the construction sector has been plagued by rising costs, stagnant productivity, high waste, and low margins – all this making it an ideal target for disruption. And while our industry is slow to change, the world around us is changing quickly. Buildings and infrastructure are becoming more and more complex and expectations around […]

Rethinking Living in 2021

Confidence had returned to the Australian residential market heading into 2020 spurred on by rising wealth, low interest rates and a limited number of new properties being built. These drivers are encouraging market recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic, subsequent lockdowns, as well as state and international border closures. Lockdown has certainly allowed buyers to reflect […]

Leading and Embracing Sustainability in all Aspects

Amidst the challenges facing our industry, as we gradually move to more stability and emerging pipeline of building and construction projects, we cannot lose sight of the longer term objectives of social and economic reform. The construction industry employs 1.2 million people, accounts for 9% ($380 billion) of Australia’s GDP and key to the road […]

Sustainability will be a crucial buyer focus in 2021

A recent SHAWOOD consumer survey found that 24% of Australians would buy a more sustainable or environmentally friendly home if they had the chance. This growing awareness will mean a greater focus on sustainable technology, features, and approach in 2021. At Sekisui House Australia, we take a holistic approach to sustainability to create long term […]

Australian Government back better buildings for a low carbon future

More energy efficient buildings could deliver more than a quarter of Australia’s emissions reduction target and save $20 billion in energy bills for businessesand households. Recognising this potential, the Australian Government has announced funding to increase the energy productivity of our buildings. The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) welcomes the announcement from the Australian […]